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Retired General Paul Manson

General Paul Manson of Ottawa is one of Canada’s most honoured and respected citizens, even though many people are unaware of his achievements and his devotion to his country. His work played an enormous part in establishing the Canadian War Museum, and yet the general public have little knowledge of his role. Mary Cook talked...
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Seasonal maintenance tips in and around your home

Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler climate. So, get ahead on your chores while the sun is still shining and follow these four
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Exploring Valley Villages: Merrickville

This 225-year-old village boasts a hip arts scene, funky shops, good eats – and spectacular nature By Katharine Fletcher Two-hundred and twenty-five years ago, William Merrick founded the village which took his name. Although much has changed since 1794, Merrickville boasts many historical attractions – as well as great biking, hiking, shopping – and a
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Fall lawn care tips

Many of us feed our lawns at the first signs of spring, but did you know that autumn is the most important time to fertilize? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist
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Stay comfortable for less this winter

Winter is a time for skating, playing shinny and ice fishing but it’s also a time to put on a big sweater and stay cozy at home. Before we feel the force of winter, the fall is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the cold. Here are some steps you can
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Arts & Entertainment

Bringing back the music of Cream

(Y@H) Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream – Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm and Eric Clapton’s nephew, by marriage, Will Johns –  have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

The best of friends

By Mary Cook There was no doubt about it, I was very blessed indeed. I had two very special friends … not just school chums, but real honest-to-goodness friends. Velma lived on the farm next to me, and so we saw each other just about every day. We walked to school together, and even on
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How to help your savings last through retirement

(NC) For many retirees, it can be a challenge to shift mindsets from saving and investing during working years to spending it in retirement. But learning to plan and pace your spending can go a long way toward ensuring your retirement savings will last through your lifetime. Here are a few tips to get started:
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Healthy Living

Hemochromatosis: A common but under-diagnosed disease 

By Lisa M. Petsche Chances are good that you have never heard of hemochromatosis, also known as iron overload disease, despite that it’s the most common genetic disorder in the western world. Although it can affect males and females at any time in life, it typically manifests itself in middle age. The disease is potentially
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Food and Nutrition

One-pot entertaining and everyday superfoods

Wow guests with a delicious one-pot meal Looking for the perfect recipe for entertaining? This delicious chicken and shrimp paella recipe from Chef Mike Ward is a flavourful dish for any occasion. Chicken and Shrimp Paella Prep time: 40 minutes • Cook time: 25 minutes • Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
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